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Patient Account Specialist

Job ID: 104770 Date posted: September 10, 2020

  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Ctr
  • Linear Accelerator
  • Business Operations Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time


Under the direction of the Office Coordinator, this position provides organizational and information support to the radiation therapy staff and physicians, is a key person for interdepartmental communication, and verifies and obtain information required for the accurate billing and management of patient information.  This position also performs a variety of duties to provide for maximum organizational and administration support to the physicians, management, staff, and patients of the radiation oncology department.
This position is assigned to the radiation oncology department in the new Douglas and Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center, the South Bay's newest and most advanced Cancer Center. The center offers the full scope of radiation therapy using the most advanced technology in the South Bay and some of the most advanced technology available, including stereotactic radiosurgery and HDR brachytherapy.
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center is a 343-bed hospital with the largest array of health care services in San Diego's South Bay. A Designated Planetree Person-Centered Care Hospital, Sharp Chula Vista is home to the region's most comprehensive heart program and as well as offering exceptional services for orthopedic care and women and infants. The Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center offers patients the most advanced treatment technology, a unique healing environment and an extraordinary level of care.
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center has been providing health care to San Diego's South Bay community for more than 70 years.  Now we are on a journey to go beyond, building a next-generation hospital in our binational region. The new hospital tower at Sharp Chula Vista combines clinical excellence with thoughtful consideration to provide the best level of care to the community we're privileged to serve. Opened in 2019, the new Hospital Tower at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center is the first new Sharp hospital in San Diego’s South Bay in more than 40 years. The tower includes seven stories, in a 197,000-square-foot hospital.
As part of Planetree designation, the new hospital will include:
  • All-private patient rooms designed with safety and privacy as priorities, including 10 intensive-care suites
  • 6 operating rooms (including 1 hybrid Operating Room)
  • Redesigned main entrance and lobby
  • Rooftop café with indoor/outdoor dining with panoramic ocean views
  • Additional space for support services including a pharmacy and kitchen
On the main floors, patients will receive quality care in large, private rooms; a new-intensive care unit will feature high-tech suites for lifesaving care. In our spacious, new operating rooms, surgeons will perform cutting-edge procedures for cardiology, radiology and more.  A versatile hybrid operating room will be able to shift quickly from a catheterization procedure to surgery.  Located at the top of the hospital will be an indoor/outdoor café will feature panoramic views, from the ocean to the mountains


This position is located in Chula Vista, San Diego County.
8-hour variable day shift, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm through 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; no weekends
Full-time (1.0 FTE) position, 80 hours per pay period
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Knowledge of radiation therapy.
  • Ability to keep neat, accurate records.
  • Ability to follow direction from the office coordinator and manager.
  • Effective interpersonal and patient contact skills.
  • One year experience as an office assistant in a hospital, physician office, or other medical setting.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • High School graduate or equivalent preferred.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) skills strongly preferred.
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Office and ARIA preferred.
  • Health Care insurance verification experience preferred.
  • Procedure process authorization experience preferred.   
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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